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Obama - a relative of Brad Pitt

March 26 2008

U.S. presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama is a distant cousin of actor Brad Pitt, while his rival Hillary Clinton has family ties with the actress Angelina Jolie.

Write about it the French media, with reference to findings of the Historical Society of New England genealogy research. Obama's cousin in the ninth generation, is an American actor Brad Pitt, and Clinton has a cousin of Pitt's wife, actress Angelina Jolie, as in the ninth generation.

According to Christopher Child, who led the research, Obama is also a distant cousin of U.S. President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, has family ties to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. President Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman.

As for Hillary Clinton, who also hopes to become a future U.S. president, she has no further relationship to the American singer Madonna, American writer Jack Kerouac, Canadian performers Celine Dion and Alanis Morisset.

Scientists involved in compiling genealogies, also reported that a candidate for the U.S. presidential election from Republican John McCain is a distant relative of the U.S. first lady Laura Bush, RIA News .

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